PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA | Last Sunday after finishing the Arnold Palmer Invitational before the leaders had teed off, Brooks Koepka – who had gone 81-71 on the windblown weekend – was asked by a PGA Tour official if he had a moment to talk with a few reporters.
When Koepka said yes, the official asked him to step up on a podium and behind a microphone.
“Haven’t done this in a while,” Koepka said with a half a smile, half a smirk on his face.
Was the difference in Saturday and Sunday as big as the 10-shot swing suggested?
“Same old #*$#,” said Koepka, who surrendered his 47-week grip on the No. 1 spot in the world ranking to Rory McIlroy last month.
Not long afterward, Koepka was on a plane to Las Vegas where he spent part of Monday with teacher Butch Harmon, having requested an audience with the game’s most respected teacher. Koepka said he did it with the blessing of his own coach, Claude Harmon III, Butch’s son, as well as short-game guru Pete Cowen.
Two months into 2020, Koepka flew west seeking clarity and he ...
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